#9 Texas Longhorns at #22 TCU Horned Frogs Betting Preview
All eyes are on the state of Texas for a mid-week Big 12 Conference clash between the #22 TCU Horned Frogs (19-10, 8-8 Big 12) and the #9 Texas Longhorns (22-7, 11-5 Big 12). The two teams tangled in Austin earlier this season with the Longhorns escaping in a 79-75 triumph.
Wednesday’s contest tips off at 9 p.m. EST inside Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. TCU is a 2.5-point home favorite, and the over/under total is currently at 149.5 points.
What to Know -#9 Texas Longhorns
The Longhorns enter the final week of the regular season one-game back of the Kansas Jayhawks with two games to play. Texas will wrap up its regular season slate with a Saturday showdown against Kansas with the Big 12 regular season title potentially on the line.
Texas is coming off a tough loss on the road to Baylor over the weekend after two wins in a row. Current projects have the Longhorns as a 2-seed if the NCAA Tournament started today.
Offensively, the Longhorns are top in the conference scoring 79.2 points per game thanks to 47.5% shooting from the field and 34.7% from the 3-point line. On defense, Texas limits opposing teams to 68.8 ppg, 42.8% shooting from the floor, and 33.2% from beyond the arc.
This season Texas is 12-17 against the spread and 3-6 ATS on the road. The Longhorns have had success ATS in recent matchups against the Horned Frogs, posting a 6-2-1 mark over the last nine games.
What to Know – #22 TCU Horned Frogs
TCU hopes March is more favorable to the Horned Frogs than February after mustering up just a 2-5 record during the month. The Horned Frogs dropped to fifth in the Big 12 standings, four games behind the Jayhawks.
The Horned Frogs got back into the win column on Saturday with a one-point victory over Texas Tech after nearly blowing a double-digit lead late in the second half. TCU finds itself as a five or six seed in the majority of most NCAA Tournament brackets.
On offense, TCU is fifth in the Big 12 averaging 76.1 ppg while hitting 46.5% of its attempts from the field and 29.1% from three. The Horn Frogs defense surrenders 67.6 ppg, 42.5% from the floor, and 30.7% from deep.
TCU owns a 15-13-1 record ATS and a home record of 9-6-1 ATS. Wednesday’s contests have been favorable for the Horned Frogs, with a 7-2-1 record over their last ten bouts.
The Pick is In
Texas is an experienced team that many believe will make a deep run in a few weeks in the NCAA Tournament.
TCU has hung the shadows but, when healthy look like one of the best teams in the country.
The Longhorns have lost four of five at home, but this team is motivated to still have a shot at the Big 12 regular season title.
The Pick: #9 Texas Longhorns +2.5